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How Is The GOP Adjusting To A Less Religious America?

For the first time, a majority of Americans are not church members, according to a recent poll. That could have long-term consequences for Republicans, long affiliated with more religious voters. → Read More

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Jean Smart Takes Center Stage In 'Hacks'

On the HBO Max series Hacks, the great Jean Smart plays a legendary stand-up comic whose longtime Las Vegas residency is threatened by a casino owner looking for some fresh blood. Hannah Einbinder plays a promising young comedy writer who's fallen on hard times. Grudgingly, the two women start working together, arguing incessantly. But somewhere in among the barbs they're always trading,… → Read More

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What The Rise Of Amazon Has To Do With The Rise Of Trump

The new book Fulfillment, by Alec MacGillis, looks at America's economic history — as well as its future — through the lens of Amazon. → Read More

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What The Rise Of Amazon Has To Do With The Rise Of Trump

Alec MacGillis' book Fulfillment tells the story of America's three-decade long economic transformation through the lens of Amazon's rise to corporate dominance. NPR's Danielle Kurtzleben interviews the author for the latest installment of the Politics Podcast book club.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.orgJoin the NPR Politics Podcast Facebook… → Read More

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A Look At The GOP From Inside A Matt Gaetz-Marjorie Taylor Greene Rally

The two members of Congress may not have much power on the Hill, but they get celebrity treatment from Trump supporters. → Read More

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Elizabeth Warren's 'Persist' Is Generous To Her '20 Democratic Rivals (Except One)

Warren fans looking for score-settling won't find it here — her book is not a juicy tell-all. Instead, it reads like a that of a future campaigner or a public servant who wants to continue fighting. → Read More

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Republicans And Democrats Largely Oppose Transgender Sports Legislation, Poll Shows

Members of the two parties are split on how transgender students should participate in sports, according to an NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll. But opposition to legislating the issue is roughly uniform. → Read More

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What Is Infrastructure? It's A Gender Issue, For Starters

Many traditional infrastructure jobs have gone to men in the past. Progressives like Rep. Katie Porter fear that the way Biden is splitting his economic agenda could hurt American women. → Read More

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'Green New Deal' Leaders See Biden Climate Plans As A Victory, Kind Of

For Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and progressive climate activists, the Biden infrastructure plan shows the influence of the Green New Deal. But they think it's nowhere near big enough. → Read More

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NCAA Looms Large In Debate Over Transgender Sports Restrictions

The organization's reaction to North Carolina's 2016 "bathroom bill" has had a lasting impact, causing lawmakers to wonder if they'll lose lucrative sporting events. → Read More

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What If We Don't Need To 'Fix' Polarization?

NPR's Danielle Kurtzleben interviews Lilliana Mason, associate professor of Government and Politics at the University of Maryland, about her book Uncivil Agreement.Join the NPR Politics Podcast Facebook Group to participate in our next book club discussion.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.orgListen to our playlist The NPR Politics Daily… → Read More

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House To Vote On Equality Act: Here's What The Law Would Do

The House is set to vote on the Equality Act, which would add and expand protections for LGBTQ people in the Civil Rights Act. Here's what it would do and why it's controversial. → Read More

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You May Or May Not Care For 'I Care A Lot'

In the new Netflix comedy-thriller I Care A Lot, Rosamund Pike plays a slick grifter named Marla who tricks her way into becoming the legal guardian of elderly people, then drains their bank accounts. It's a well-oiled scheme, until she chooses a woman with a dangerous background as her new target. → Read More

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When Republicans Attack 'Cancel Culture,' What Does It Mean?

"Cancel culture" attacks are everywhere among Republicans: Marjorie Taylor Greene's defenders say the left is canceling her. Others claim they're being canceled for not standing by Donald Trump. → Read More

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Macho Politics Defined Trump's Presidency, Culminating With Capitol Riot

Amid all the chaos of the Trump presidency, he has been consistent in his fixation on emphasizing and protecting his own manhood. Rioters at the Capitol reflected that attitude on Jan. 6. → Read More

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Biden Again Criticizes Trump's COVID-19 Response, Vows To Speed Vaccine Production

In a speech Tuesday, the president-elect laid out his plan to combat coronavirus and criticized President Trump's response to the pandemic. He also encouraged Trump to get vaccinated. → Read More

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From Congress To Local Health Boards, Public Officials Suffer Threats And Harassment

COVID-19, polarization, and election misinformation — including from the president — are three factors in politicians suffering harassment and even threats from voters in recent weeks. → Read More

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Why Were The Polls Off? Pollsters Have Some Early Theories

Along with state polls, national polls may have been significantly further off from the election results than in 2016. Many appear to have missed support for Trump and down-ballot GOP candidates. → Read More

Why Were The Polls Off? Pollsters Have Some Early Theories

Along with state polls, national polls may have been significantly further off from the election results than in 2016. Many appear to have missed support for Trump and down-ballot GOP candidates. → Read More

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What Economy Are You Voting For?

Two candidates. Two very different ways of thinking about the economy. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here. → Read More